Sterling Heights Stevenson rode a nine-run fifth inning to a 13-1 victory over host Utica Eisenhower Thursday.
Trailing 1-0 going into the fourth inning, Stevenson took the lead with four runs in the top of the frame, then opened things up in the next.
Bases-clearing doubles by Devon Dudal and Mario Camilletti put Stevenson up by enough runs to end the game by way of a mercy after five innings in the rubber match of the series.
"(Runs) came in bunches today," coach Joe Emanuele said. "I think we wore them out and got to them a bit."
Stevenson pitcher Riley McCauley also was impressive, allowing only one hit and three baserunners to go with 13 strikeouts.
"He was getting all of his pitches over," Emanuele said.
Clinton Township Clintondale 13, Warren Fitzgerald 3: Jerry Thompson had eight strikeouts and gave up two hits and went 4-for-4 with three stolen bases, two RBIs and three runs scored, and Matt Frey went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for Clintondale (7-1, 5-0 MAC Bronze). Fitzgerald is 8-3, 3-2.
Detroit University Prep Science and Math 9, Detroit Cass Tech 5: Johnny Ballard went 1-for-3 with an RBI and pitched six innings, racking up nine strikeouts, Byron McCants went 2-for-4 with an RBI, Ben Nelson went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and Joshua Hughes went 2-for-2 with two RBIs for Science and Math (3-1).
Grosse Pointe South 7, Macomb Dakota 2: Will Norris pitched a complete game and struck out five, and Logan Mico went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for South (10-1, 4-1 MAC Red).
Walled Lake Northern 4, Hartland 1: Drake Lubin pitched five innings, giving up one hit, and Devon Hager went 3-for-4 and drove in a run for Northern (6-2, 3-1 KLAA North).
Lake Orion 3, Birmingham Seaholm 0: Madz Ham, Hannah Cady and Paige Goodman scored for Lake Orion (5-2-3, 3-2-2 OAA White). Seaholm is 1-6, 1-6.
Detroit Cass Tech 12, Detroit East English Village Prep 2: Brooke Thomas had 12 strikeouts and Noel Merritt went 3-for-4, including a triple, for Cass Tech (6-2).
Detroit Henry Ford 18, Detroit King 5 (3 inn.): Daja Webb went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and Jada Griffin went 2-for-2 with three RBIs for Henry Ford (1-2-1).
Detroit Osborn 13, Detroit Central 8: Samantha Smith had two hits and Faith Weaver earned the victory for Osborn (3-1).
Detroit Renaissance 18, Detroit Mumford 3 (3 inn.): Brianna Ross had three strikeouts and Brittney Gorgy went 2-for-2 with three RBIs for Renaissance (10-2).
Detroit Western 14, Detroit Denby 5 (4 inn.): Elizabeth Ludolph had 12 strikeouts and April Hernandez went 2-for-2 with two doubles and four RBIs for Western (5-5).
Macomb Dakota 7, Utica Ford 6: Sarah Fringer went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and Kelsey Ramus hit a walk-off home run for Dakota (8-2, 3-0 MAC Red). Ford is 5-2, 1-2.
Blake Meakin is a freelance writer.